Skyrim Wii U is “definitely a possibility”
The Official Nintendo Magazine had the chance to interview Bethesda’s Pete Hines, who said that the idea of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim coming to the Wii U is “definitely a possibility”.
It’s definitely a possibility for the future. We’ll look at any platform that will support that games we’re trying to make, but that’s the key thing – the console has to support the game as it is designed.
But he was quick to point out that this should not, by any means, be taken as confirmation that you’ll be playing Skyrim at the dinner table on your shiny Wii U next year. Hines commented that porting a Bethesda-sized game over to another console is an awful lot of work, and requires extensive testing in multiple languages to be done right.
The more changes we have to make to a game the less and less palatable it becomes because making a game is an enormous process. Just doing 360, PS3 and PC – I don’t think people understand the amount of work that goes into that. All of the localisation you have to do… all of the testing you have to do… on every platform in every language… It’s a pretty huge undertaking.
So you aren’t just supporting the Wii U; You’re supporting it in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
But he finished off with the reassuring line “We’ll see. It’s definitely a possibility.” While we shouldn’t get excited just yet, the only quip we’ve heard from Bethesda before was that they’d develop for it only if it was “powerful enough” – which can only be a good sign.
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